Terms of Use

Tennessee Aquarium – Freshwater Information Network

The Tennessee Aquarium is inviting you to participate in the Freshwater Information Network and will provide access to the Network to you upon your acceptance of these terms of use by clicking “I Accept” below. By accepting these terms of use and using this Network, you agree as follows:

1. Permitted Uses of the Network. The Network is intended to serve as an information database to be used for non-profit and scientific and educational purposes only. By submitting information and participating in the Network you agree as follows:

(a) If you provide information to us, you agree that we have unlimited rights to such information and that we, and other users of the Network, may use and share such information in accordance with the nonprofit purposes of the Network. Such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and you have consented to the public use of any submitted information.

(b) The Network and its website platform shall be deemed owned by the Tennessee Aquarium and all rights thereto are reserved. You are responsible for obeying all applicable copyright laws. You agree and acknowledge that your access and use of the Network is for research and educational purposes. All other use is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to rescind our permission for your use of the Network at any time.

(c) The Freshwater Information Network and all other logo/marks associated with the Network are trademarks of the Tennessee Aquarium and may not be used without our express permission.

2. Disclaimer. The information submitted to, and contained in, the Network may not be accurate or comprehensive. Despite our efforts, the information may not be verified, up to date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. We make no representation or warranty regarding the information submitted to the Network and are not liable for any inaccuracies or omissions and any use you make of the information contained in the Network is at your sole risk and responsibility. The Tennessee Aquarium shall not have liability for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or the use of the Network or any information contained in it.

3. Indemnity. You acknowledge that the Network is not intended for commercial or for-profit use and that you are solely responsible for, and shall indemnify the Tennessee Aquarium for, any liability for claims or actions brought by third parties arising out of or related to your improper use or participation in the Network.